Liana Badr is a well-known Palestinian novelist, and short story writer, also a journalist, poet and cinema director. Born in in Jerusalem, she was raised in. Liana Badr was born in in Jerusalem to a nationalist family, and was Badr published her first novel in Beyrouth in , A Compass for the Sunflower. Liana Badr is a Palestinian writer who was born in Jerusalem and left Jericho as a teenager during the Arab-Israeli conflic. She is a prolific writer of novels.

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Published by Tobgal in Morocco, this epic novel is based on seven years of research into Palestinian women refugees oral history. The Eye of the Mirror: Receive Our Newsletter For news of readings, events and new titles. Since then, she has published five novels, including Liwna Balcony over the Fakihanitranslated by Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirrortranslated by Samira Kawar, four collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of essays.

We shared our worries, our love for each other, and stolen bits of bread that we used to hide in our pockets as we left the cafeteria. I feel like a tree that was planted in Jerusalem; Barr feel I was born from the wombs of its old stones.

He always had a smile on his face when he told me about my habit of dancing in the street as he held my hand every time we laina by the small local coffee shop called Mona because the owner used to play Oum Kalthoum on the radio there.

After the Palestinian exodus from Lebanon, she lived in Damascus, Tunis, Amman, and returned to Palestine in Want to know which Banipal issue an author is in? I eventually became a human encyclopedia with detailed information on all types of actors, both foreign bwdr Arab.


My school housed many orphans from Deir Yaseen who lost their families gadr times of war.

In the garden of my childhood home, I learned to differentiate between different types of trees. We were filled with joy every Friday because we had the opportunity to see two films with one ticket at one of the local cinemas. It is from them that I inherited the art of storytelling. There are even engravings in Dair Salahiyya that are said to make a complete map of Jerusalem dating back to the first Christian era.

Her name is Suheir Al-Hajj and we are now in constant communication despite the fact that she lives on another continent. Like what you read?

Liana Badr was born in in Jerusalem to a nationalist family, and was raised in Jericho. Samira Kawar, 4 collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of kiana.

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This book was published by Dar el Fata el Arabi in Cairo. Or it can diffuse memory until it seeps into every corner. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the embodiment of linaa dimensions of human civilization through its unique architectural qualities and its engravings.

That is what Jerusalem will always be for me; toward Jerusalem alone, I feel this kind of pull. I preserved the house in my documentary film Zaytunat.

It is there that I feel a sense of calm spread throughout my whole body.

Liana Badr

Hebron City of Birth: In that beautiful house, I learned the elegant art of language while in the company of my extended family because my father, a political detainee, was often absent. Her works have been translated into a number of languages. Jerusalem is one of the few cities in which people from every corner of the world meet, intersect, and share stories with pure affection, regardless of their everyday realities, their beliefs, or their cultural backgrounds.


My cousin there would pay extra attention to me, and take me with her on all of her outings in the Old City. Jerusalem was the place where I first felt a sense of belonging to human history, among its narrow alleyways, old corners, and holy places. I shared many stolen cups of tea with them badf our bedrooms late at kiana. In Jerusalem I feel the most natural, and every shift in weather and temperature suits my body completely, and balances me.

I often substituted its fruit for all of my meals. Selected Works by this Author. Palestinian actor and director Mohammad Bakri recorded footage of me standing in front of the house and included it in his own documentary film Jerusalem is the place where I took my first steps in life. She was not able to complete her MA due to the Lebanese civil war.

I was formed in the same way that bread is formed from wheat, water, and salt, and in the low fire of writing, I cook up my stories slowly.

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